Industrial Property in San Francisco

Oakland Global Logistics Center 1

Oakland Global Logistics Center 1

Oakland, California

±256,136 SF cross loading, State-of-the-Art Warehouse. Situated on ±16.12 acres. Office to Suit. 179 auto spaces. 56 dock high loading positions. 4...

Prologis San Leandro

Prologis San Leandro

San Leandro, California

This industrial warehouse facility is 101,880 SF (9,465 SQM). Special features include energy efficient lighting and skylights for enhanced indoor...

San Francisco Contact for Industrial Property

Elizabeth Kauchak
Market Officer

What is Industrial Property?

Industrial property is a class of real estate, much like residential, commercial and retail—albeit a bit less glamorous. It doesn’t command the same center-stage attention as other types of real estate, such as residential developments or commercial officer towers. But industrial property—which includes distribution, manufacturing, production, storage and research and development facilities in San Francisco—is a key link in the global supply chain and a sought-after investment that generates strong and predictable cash flows.

Without warehouse spaces and logistics distribution centers, which are key industrial property types in San Francisco, the global economy couldn’t function. Well-located industrial property with easy and efficient connections to vital transit routes makes consumption, e-commerce and trade possible.

What are the major factors that drive demand for industrial property?

First, there’s consumption. Industrial property is essential to the movement of goods across geographies to end consumers in San Francisco. Then, there’s trade. Industrial property is a key component of trade everywhere including San Francisco, helping to ensure the efficient flow of goods from makers to markets. Rising trade volumes are facilitated by the interconnected web of manufacturers, shippers, truckers, distributors, retailers and industrial properties, which together comprise the global supply chain. As companies reshape their supply chains to compete in the 21st century, they turn to high-quality, well-located, efficient industrial properties to better serve their customers, ensure operational efficiency and competitive advantage.

Aren’t e-commerce companies big users of industrial property?

Yes. Simply put, no e-commerce company can function without the right industrial property. Industrial property isn’t just a quiet place to store goods. Industrial properties are fulfillment and return centers, the launching pads for direct-to-consumer delivery. In many instances in San Francisco, the last touch before goods arrive at consumers’ doorsteps is at an industrial property.

Where are industrial property facilities located?

Industrial property can be found on large plots of land near highway junctions, rail terminals, airports, seaports and other key transportation hubs. But as e-commerce continues to grow, it is more common to see industrial property occupying smaller footprints in infill locations near large population centers like San Francisco.

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Prologis Portfolio of Industrial Properties in San Francisco

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San Francisco Bay Area, Industrial Gateway to the Pacific and Silicon Valley

The San Francisco Bay Area, which includes Oakland and San Jose, is a vibrant, densely populated, high-income region that serves as the high-technology industry’s global capital. With a population of more than 7 million, it is the nation’s fifth-largest metropolitan area. As such, it is an engine of consumption and an industrial property power...